In April 2004 the government and people of Rwanda, and with them the international community, are commemorating these tragic events.
Scherrer pays particular attention to the role of the Western powers, the UN, and the aid system--and he is critical of all of these institutions.
He also analyzes what is happening in neighboring Burundi and the Congo. by Hege Lvdal Gulseth This 140 page thesis was part of a Master's degree in Political Science (University of Oslo).
It is the story of a commander who, faced with a challenge that didnt fit the classic Cold Warera peacekeepers rule book, failed to find an effective solution and witnessed, as if in punishment, the loss of some of his own troops, the attempted annihilation of an ethnicity, the butchery of children barely out of the womb, the stacking of severed limbs like cordwood, the mounds of decomposing bodies being eaten by the sun.
This book is nothing more nor less than the account of a few humans who were entrusted with the role of helping others taste the fruits of peace.
US customers can purchase the book now from other Canadian web booksellers.
"I did try to write this story soon after I came back from Rwanda in September 1994, hoping to find some respite for myself in sorting out how my own role as Force Commander of UNAMIR [United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda] interconnected with the international apathy, the complex political manoeuvres, the deep well of hatred and barbarity that resulted in a genocide in which over 800,000 people lost their lives.
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40/2000 du 26/01/2001 Portant Creation des Jurisdictions Gacaca et Organisation des Pousuites des Infractions Constitutives du Crime de Genocide ou de Crimes contra LHumanite, Commises enter le 1 Octobre 1990 et Le 31 Decembre 1994" of Senegal, Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, investigated the massacres and other violations committed between 19.
He wrote "the victims of the attacks, Tutsis in the overwhelming majority of cases, have been targeted solely because of their membership of a certain ethnic group and for no other objective reason." He warned of the potential for escalating violence including the risk of genocide (paragraph 78). On December 23, 2003 the UN General Assembly approved a resolution recognizing the tenth anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda and designating April 7, 2004 as an "International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda." Romo Dallaire, Shake Hands with the Devil (Random House of Canada, 2003), 584 pages.
This book was published in Canada in October 2003 and will be published in the USA in August 2004.
Power writes, "Whatever America's commitment to Holocaust remembrance (embodied in the presence of the Holocaust Museum on the Mall in Washington, D.